Andy Brown is a guitarist based in Chicago. Born in New York City in 1975, he has played professionally for over twenty years. He has had a varied performing career that has included stints in Cincinnati and New York.
Since coming to Chicago in 2003, Andy has been fortunate to work at many of the area's finest jazz venues with his own bands, as well as playing his unique brand of solo jazz guitar. He has... read more →
"Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a quartet. Like him, his band mates speak softly but poetically. Brown's pastel tones, softly stated melody lines and delicately rolled chords conveyed remarkable intimacy and the guitarist's solo on "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" made a strong, soulful case for melodic simplicity... read more →
I'll be at the Jazz Showcase February 8-11 with two of my favorite musicians in the world, world-renowned tenor saxophonists Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen. Harry will be coming in from NYC and Scott will be here from Italy. Scott and Harry are two of the most lyrical and swinging musicians you could ever hear, and they make a fantastic team. We had a great time together at the Showcase last year, and I'm excited to be back with them. We'll be joined by Stewart Miller on bass and Bob Rummage on drums.
My quartet featuring Jeremy Kahn on piano, Joe Policastro on bass and Phil Gratteau on drums will be doing a concert at Studio5 in Evanston on Friday February 23. Studio5 is a beautiful concert venue run by impresario Steve Rashid, and the concert will be recorded for a future broadcast on WDCB jazz radio. We've been working together for over five years weekly at Andy's Jazz Club and released a well-received Delmark records CD in 2016. Come hear the quartet in a relaxed concert setting!
I'll be doing two nights at Dizzy's in Manhattan on March 27 and 28 with pianist and vocalist Judy Carmichael. We'll be joined by Harry Allen on sax and Neal Miner on bass. This should be a blast!
I'm lucky to have several great steady gigs at the moment:
Sundays - (every other Sunday) Trio at Winter's Jazz Club
Tuesdays - Solo guitar at Cellars Bar and Grill
Wednesdays - Andy Brown trio at Andy's Jazz Club
Thursdays - Solo guitar behind the bar at the Green Mill
All times, addresses, website info, phone numbers, as well as other gigs can be found on my schedule page.
Hope to see you!